Casino tycoon Steve Wynn is buying a Bel Air estate that once belonged to Kenny Rogers for $65 million.
Located at 616 Nimes Road and known as Liongate, the Estate takes up an entire city block. The mansion boasts 11 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, a giant ballroom and a 12-seat theater over 24, 000 feet of space. The grounds feature custom fountains, a saltwater swimming pool and a glass elevator that connects the grounds to a tennis court with a viewing area and stadium lighting and a sauna.
There are also seven fireplaces, a billiards room and media room, a professional-sized gym, three steam showers and of course a hot tub.
It also features an outdoor HDTV and fireplace facing pool, custom finish through-out, inter-grated crest-ron system controls all systems and tree-top garden views from every room, According to the listing it has, “Possibly the best views in Los Angeles & by far the finest estate in Bel-Air.”
No the estate is not named for the movie company Lionsgate. Kenny Rogers gave it that name when he owned the property back in the 1970’s. It seems that the famed country and western singer is a Leo who is really into astrology. Rogers put two statues of Lions at the front gate, hence the name.
Until recently the house held less than 10, 000 square feet of space, but underwent an expansion when renovated over the last three years by its current European owners.
Wynn, who is reportedly worth $3.5 billion, also owns a 10, 882 square foot penthouse apartment on Manhattan’s Central Park South which he bought for $90 million two years ago.
It takes up the 30th and 31st floors of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel and was once the hotel’s grand ballroom. The penthouse has 4-bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms and 5 half bathrooms, a 900-square foot living room, a dining room, a media room, and a library.